Sibling effects on smoking in adolescence: evidence for social influence from a genetically informative design.

@article{Slomkowski2005SiblingEO,
  title={Sibling effects on smoking in adolescence: evidence for social influence from a genetically informative design.},
  author={Cheryl Slomkowski and Richard Rende and Scott Novak and Elizabeth E. Lloyd-Richardson and Raymond Niaura},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2005},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={430-8}
}
AIMS Behavioral genetic research has suggested that sibling effects on smoking may reflect social rather than genetic processes. We utilize a genetically informative sample of adolescents to test this proposition, focusing on sibling relationship processes (social connectedness) shown to be influential in studies of deviancy. DESIGN A combined twin-sibling design was employed to disentangle genetic and non-genetic effects. PARTICIPANTS We utilized a sample of 1421 adolescent sibling pairs… CONTINUE READING
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